Fatal crash on I-10 near Sorrento kills two children

May 07, 2018 - 12:50 pm
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(WWL.com)

A two vehicle crash near Sorrento on Interstate 10 killed two children last night. The driver of the vehicle who struck the victim’s car 47 year old Stephen Daigle of Gonzales, was arrested and charged with negligent homicide, negligent injuring and reckless operations. State Trooper Bryan Lee says eye-witnesses saw Daigle driving recklessly.

“Troopers were told by witnesses that the vehicle driven by Mr. Daigle was driving erratically and weaving in and out of traffic before striking Ms. Philson’s vehicle.”

Lee says the victims were identified as one month old Arielle Philson and an eight year old Willie Williams Jr., both from Houston. All passengers involved in the crash were not restrained. Lee says proper restraints save lives.

“No one involved in any of those crashes were wearing seatbelts. Crashes are preventable and unfortunately it is a common occurrence we see too often.”

It is not known whether impairment was a factor in the fatal crash. State Police took toxicology samples from both drivers and additional charges are pending upon analysis.

“Troopers are still working on it. They are going to continue the investigation and determine if any additional charges are needed or if charges need to be upgraded.” 

The investigation is ongoing.

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